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by | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Fiction • 6.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1994

Stewart O’Nan’s heartbreaking and poetic story of a man recounting the events of his teenage years, most notably the death of his former baby-sitter, is beautifully read by narrator Malcom Hillgartner in a rich performance that resonates with melancholy and loss. Hillgartner’s deep tone is so engaging and earnest it makes the story leap to life inside the listeners’ collective imaginations. As Arthur Parkinson, he is thorough and complete in his reading, realistically assuming the identity of a middle-aged man searching for answers from his dreary past. There is little in the way of performance here, not in any obvious sense, but what Hillgartner lacks in variety and theatrics he more than provides in believability and emotion. L.B. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 08]



Trade Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-1433215933 $17.95 • Five CDs

DD ISBN $17.47


Library Ed. • Blackstone Audio • 2008

CS ISBN 978-1433214943 $44.95 • Five cassettes

CD ISBN 978-1-4332-1495-0 $45.00 • Five CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1433215124 $29.95 • One MP3-CDs

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